Petra Johana Poncarová

Mgr. Petra Johana Poncarová, PhD.

Academic assistant and researcher (KREAS), project manager of the H2020, MSCA ITN European Joint Doctorate (EJD) Project MOVES. Her research focuses on Scottish literature and culture, especially on modern writing in Scottish Gaelic (Derick Thomson, Sorley MacLean, Tormod Caimbeul, Ruaraidh Erskine of Mar), and on British literature of the 20th and 21st century. She is depute convenor for Europe of the International Association for the Study of Scottish Literatures, international affiliated member of The Scottish Revival Network, and co-director of Ionad Eòghainn MhicLachlain | National Centre for Gaelic Translation. She is part of the teaching and organizing team of the International Summer School of Romanticism.

Selected Publications


Essays in Academic Journals

Chapters in Collective Monographs (selection)

Co-edited Journal Volumes

Invited Lectures

  • “Scottish Literature in the 20th and 21st Century: Languages, Trends, Personalities”, University of Hradec Králové, 26 October 2021
  • “A’ comharrachadh Ruaraidh MhicThòmais (A celebration of Derick Thomson)”, video lecture with Professor Meg Bateman and Dr Anne Frater, 14 October 2021
  • “Sgeulachdan ghoirid le Ruaraidh MacThòmais”, Glasgow Gaelic Society / Comann Gàidhlig Ghlaschu, 23 October 2021 (online)
  • “Why Gaelic Matters”, University of Warsaw, 10 May 2021 (online)
  • “Ruaraidh Erskine of Mar and Derick Thomson: Gaelic Innovators”, University of Glasgow, 18 June 2019
  • “Modern Scottish Gaelic Literature”, University of Hradec Králové, 8 November 2017


Thesis Supervision

BA, MA, and PhD thesis proposals are welcome in the following areas: Scottish literature; Scottish Gaelic literature; twentieth-century British literature.

If you are looking for an idea, I would be especially keen to supervise theses on the following authors / topics:

  • British literature: A. S. Byatt; M. R. James; J. G. Farrell; W. H. Hodgson; Arthur Machen; Hilary Mantel; Violet Paget (Vernon Lee); Salman Rushdie; Barry Unsworth; slavery in British literature and culture
  • Scottish literature:  A. C. Doyle; William McIlvanney; R. L. Stevenson; Christopher Whyte
  • Scottish Gaelic literature: Ruaraidh Arascain is Mhàirr (Ruaraidh Erskine of Mar); Tormod Caimbeul (Norman Campbell); Somhairle MacGill-Eain (Sorley MacLean); Crìsdean MacIlleBhàin (Christopher Whyte); Ruaraidh MacThòmais (Derick Thomson); the Osssian controversy


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